Ontario is reporting 103 cases of coronavirus, the lowest daily total since July 15 (102 cases). The last time the number was below 100 was March 24. Nationally, there are now 112,343 cases with 8,904 deaths. newsinteractives.cbc.ca/coronavirustra…
Quebec reports 142 new COVID-19 cases for a provincial total of 58,080 cases and 50,505 recoveries. The province is not reporting any new deaths today, marking the first day with no new reported deaths since June 21.
Nova Scotia reports no new COVID-19 cases or recoveries. The province has 1 active case, 1,067 total cases and 1,003 recoveries. No new cases reported in New Brunswick. The province has had 170 total cases, 165 recoveries, 2 deaths, and has 3 active cases.
B.C. Supreme Court judge delivers major blow to Meng Wanzhou, ruling that extradition proceedings against the Huawei executive should proceed. Judge rules the offence Meng is accused of by American prosecutors would be considered a crime if it occurred in Canada.
The BC ruling says the essence of Meng’s alleged crime is fraud. Meng, the 48-year-old chief financial officer of the telecommunications giant, is charged with fraud in the United States for allegedly deceiving banks into a possible violation of economic sanctions against Iran.
The BC court ruling on Meng Wanzhou means the proceedings and the extradition bid will proceed, but it does not mean that she will be extradited. Meng's legal team had argued that Canada doesn't have the same sanctions against Iran, so no crime had been committed.
BREAKING: RCMP in Nova Scotia say they will hold a news conference today to give a 'detailed account of the incidents on April 18 and 19' that left 22 victims and a gunman dead. The briefing will be at 11 am AT or 10 am ET. Our latest story: cbc.ca/1.5543194
Toronto's mayor says the city's 'TORONTO' sign will be illuminated in red today to honour the Nova Scotia victims. The RCMP had been asking Canadians to wear red as a sign of respect for slain Const. Heidi Stevenson and mark a moment of silence at 2 pm AT/1 pm ET.
WATCH: The Nova Scotia RCMP briefing is about to get underway, revealing new details about the timeline of a strong of killings on Saturday and Sunday. cbc.ca/1.5542859
WATCH: RCMP Chief Chris Leather says there are 'in excess of 19 victims' in the Nova Scotia massacre. Some were known to the suspect, others not known. RCMP currently at 16 crime scenes in central and northern Nova Scotia. Briefing: cbc.ca/1.5538032
Surintendent Chris Leather also says the RCMP member injured Sunday, Const. Chad Morrison, 11-year veteran, is now recovering at home from gunshot wounds.
Leather says the gunman's actions led to 5 structure fires, most of them residences, and police believe there may still be victims inside homes that burned to the ground. 'That speaks to why we don't have a final total' for the number of victims.
Oil plummets to lowest level in decades as supply glut deepens, U.S. storage facilities fill up. West Texas Intermediate, the North American standard, falls more then $7 US to just over $11, a drop of about 38%. Canadian crude hovering just below $8. cbc.ca/1.5538048
Markets sink as global oil price plunge unsettles traders. Dow off 350 (1.5%) while S&P 500 and NASDAQ each lose about 1%. TSX sheds 0.7% while loonie hovers at 71 cents US, down about 1/3rd of a cent.
Oil loses more than half its value and falls below $10 US a barrel. West Texas Intermediate trading at $7.95 US in early afternoon trading, down $10.36. World is awash in surplus crude due to collapse in global demand and diminished storage capacity. cbc.ca/1.5537326
3M pushes back against Trump administration's request to stop exporting US-made N95 respiratory masks to Canada, Latin America. Minnesota-based company warns of 'significant humanitarian implications,' says if other countries retaliate, fewer masks would be available for US.
More @CBCNews: 3M, a major medical device maker, warns that White House directive to stop exporting N95 respirator masks to Canada and elsewhere could backfire, and actually result in fewer masks being available for Americans if other countries retaliate. cbc.ca/1.5520326
UPDATE: A new statement from 3M Canada, based in London, Ont., says: 'We are currently reviewing the specific details of the executive memorandum and looking at every possible way to meet domestic needs for Canada.' Full statement:
Google has released data based on anonymous locators from people's phones and Google Maps to suggest how well Canadians are abiding by 'stay home' orders during the coronavirus outbreak. Charts for the country as a whole, plus Ontario, Quebec and BC, are shown here:
Here are the Google COVID-19 Community Mobility Reports charts showing how people's whereabouts have changed in the 4 Atlantic provinces: Newfoundland and Labrador; Nova Scotia; Prince Edward Island and New Brunswick. Google says the maps will be updated daily.
Moving west, here are the charts for Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta and British Columbia. Google notes: 'These reports show how visits and length of stay at different places change compared to a baseline.'
BREAKING: TC Energy Corp has just announced it will proceed with construction on the Keystone XL oilsands pipeline project. The line would carry 830,000 barrels of crude from Alberta to the U.S. Midwest each day. A previous @CBCNews story on the project: cbc.ca/1.5494110
In an interview with the Financial Post, Alberta Premier Jason Kenney says TC Energy Corp will begin work as early as tomorrow. The newspaper says the province is making a preferred equity investment of about $1.1B US, enough to cover construction costs until the end of 2020.
Here's the news release from TC Energy Corp confirming the terms of the Keystone XL agreement between the oil company, formerly known as TransCanada Corporation, and the government of Alberta: #cdnecon
WestJet says some of its passengers may have been exposed to people infected with the novel coronavirus on 14 recent flights between March 12 and Feb. 28. That’s how many flights had passengers on board who later tested positive for COVID-19. The full list from WestJet's site:
More @CBCNews on Calgary-based WestJet's warning that some passengers on 14 recent flights should self-isolate for 2 weeks after their travel and monitor any symptoms that could be linked to coronavirus: cbc.ca/1.5501266
In other airline news, Air Transat's owner says it is gradually suspending flights over the next 2 weeks, and no longer selling tickets for travel to most destinations in Europe and the U.S. before April 30. The airline also plans 'layoffs and reduction of work time or salary':
Doctor in Hamilton, Ontario tests positive for coronavirus after trip abroad. The doctor, an oncologist, has had contact with cancer patients and other staff members; the province's chief medical officer is to speak later today. cbc.ca/1.5493530
Canadian passenger who was on board Grand Princess cruise ship tests positive for coronavirus. Passenger was part of group flown from Oakland to CFB Trenton early Monday morning; currently being treated in isolation.
Ontario reports 5 new cases of COVID-19, pushing Canada's total to more than 100. Includes 42 in Ontario, 39 in BC, 14 in Alberta, 7 in Quebec. Public Health Agency of Canada has also reported a case at CFB Trenton; that person had been a Grand Princess cruise ship passenger.
Watch live @CBCNews: World Health Organization to provide coronavirus update as number of fatalities in China tops 900. cbc.ca/1.5457919
@CBCNews WHO says as of 6 AM Geneva time (midnight ET), there were 40,235 cases or coronavirus in China, with 909 deaths. It says there were 319 cases in 24 other countries, with 1 death.
@CBCNews Bill Morneau says the coronavirus outbreak is having an effect on the Canadian economy. The Canadian finance minister says tourism is being affected, as are oil prices. Morneau notes the price of crude has fallen by 15% since the outbreak began.
Queen Elizabeth holding first meeting with Prince Harry since the Duke and Duchess of Sussex announced their intention to 'step back' from royal duties. Prince Charles, Prince William also attending. cbc.ca/1.5424586
Queen says Harry and Meghan to 'spend time in Canada and the UK' after period of 'transition.' Says family 'entirely supportive' of couple's desire to live more independent life. Queen says more issues to resolve, wants 'final decisions to be reached in the coming days.'
More @CBCNews: Queen Elizabeth says Harry and Meghan to remain 'valued part of my family,' but 'we respect and understand their wish to live a more independent life.' cbc.ca/1.5424586
Paris firefighters say there is a fire underway at the famous Notre Dame Cathedral. More to come.
Hundreds of images posted on social media, like this one from Eric Coursin, are showing flames engulfing the famed medieval cathedral in Paris. Emergency officials are clearing everyone from the area.
Smoke can be seen billowing out of the top of the medieval Notre Dame Cathedral, the most visited historic monument in Europe. The Paris fire department says a major operation is underway. Photos: Pierre Galey/AFP/Getty Images.
Transport Minister Marc Garneau was supposed to have a news conference about the Boeing 737 Max 8 issue at 11 am ET. That's now been moved to 11:30 am ET, with the possibility of a further delay. We'll carry it live here: cbc.ca/1.5054234
Canada has so far decided not to ground the Boeing jets, despite the U.K., European Union, Australia and dozens of other countries suspending them from their airspace after 2 fatal crashes within the last 5 months. The U.S. is also allowing the airliners to continue to fly.
Update: Marc Garneau's news conference is now scheduled for 11:45 am ET.
COMING UP: In half an hour, PM Justin Trudeau's former principal secretary Gerald Butts will begin testifying at the Commons justice committee about his actions in the SNC-Lavalin controversy. Follow what he says at CBC's live blog here: cbc.ca/2858641
Butts asked to testify after former attorney general Jody Wilson-Raybould appeared before the same committee a week ago, saying staff at the PMO and others applied inappropriate pressure on her to help SNC-Lavalin avoid criminal prosecution. Analysis here: cbc.ca/1.5043502
This afternoon, the House of Commons justice committee will hear from Privy Council Clerk Michael Wernick for a 2nd time, as well as from Nathalie Drouin, deputy minister of justice and deputy attorney general, #cdnpoli
In one hour. a Toronto judge is due to announce how long serial killer Bruce McArthur will stay in prison before he can apply for parole. The Crown wants him to be at least 116 before he's eligible, after he killed these 8 men between 2010 and 2017: cbc.ca/1.5003393
The Toronto sentencing has been slightly delayed as the judge deals with another matter. For A full overview of the case against Bruce McArthur, and the investigation that led to the serial killer's arrest, is here: cbc.ca/1.5009291
Bank of Canada leaves key lending rate unchanged at 1.75%. Bank had been widely expected to leave rate intact after recent decline in oil prices and Alberta's oil production cut. Province's move is projected to slow Canada's GDP growth. Background: cbc.ca/1.4932506
Loonie falls below 75 cents US after Bank of Canada keeps interest rate intact at 1.75%. Dollar off almost 2/3 of a cent to 74.80; hasn't been below 75 cents since June.
Update @CBCNews: Bank of Canada leaves key rate unchanged, but decision sends loonie below 75 cents US for 1st time in months. cbc.ca/1.4933075